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Iowa Department of Education

01/27/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/28/2020 02:36

Registration open for spring 2020 Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy courses

Registration is now open for spring 2020 courses through the Iowa College and Career Readiness Academy. The Academy was developed by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education and AEA Iowa, and has been endorsed by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA). These Iowa-specific online courses designed for administrators, school counselors and other college access professionals will begin on March 9 and run through May 3. Spring course offerings include:

101: Foundations of College and Career Readiness in Iowa
Prerequisite for all other Academy courses - 2 credits

201: Creating Iowa's College and Career Readiness Culture
Prerequisite: 101 - 3 credits

401: Planning and the District's Role in Creating a Student-Centered Career and Academic Plan
Prerequisite: 101 and 201 - 3 credits

501: An Introduction to Planning, Accessing and Financing Postsecondary Opportunities
Prerequisite: 101 - 3 credits

Each of the courses available through the Academy is specifically tailored for Iowa college access professionals to improve effectiveness in preparing all students for education and training beyond high school. To register, individuals will need to log into the AEA Iowa Professional Learning website using their current AEA Learning System user name and password. If a new account is created, courses will not be accessible until the following business day. Individuals can register as participants for no cost, or they can select an option to earn license renewal or graduate credit through Drake University, Grand View University or Morningside College.

More information about the Academy and additional course offerings is available on the Iowa College Student Aid Commission's website.